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Jan 26, 2013 2:30pm PST
to someone working to change that. >> lauri burns is a survivor and a leader. she was a victim of abuse as a child, and then as a young adult, she was homeless. in her book, "punished for purpose," she tells us how she drew on her experience to reach out to teens who could be lost when they get too old for foster care. lauri, thanks for coming on "teen kids news." >> thank you. thanks for having me. >> first, can you explain what foster care is? >> foster care is when the authorities deem your family unfit or unavailable to take care of you, and they place you with a new, safe, loving family to live with. and you basically live with these people until you're 18, when you get through the school years. >> so what happens when kids turn 18? >> the foster-care system ends at 18, so on your 18th birthday or somewhere around there, you would need to leave the foster home you were in. and for some kids, this may be the only loving, safe place they've ever been. so when kids leave their foster home, they sometimes go to a shelter or transitional housing. but unfortunately, many of the kid
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